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1966 the Shrike Gt
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 pm
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1966 the Shrike Gt
BushwhackDave
The Shrike GT designed by my father Don Haskin in 1966. Forever searching for a surviving example. The Shrike was one of the good looking kit cars with the rear of a Ferrari 250 LM and the front looking like a modern day Porsche 911. The windshield was in fact from a 66' 911. Designed to fit on a Squareback/Fastback VW that came stock with the flat dual carb 1600. Copycats include North American Fiberglass' angular looking kitcar in the 70's and Dave Norton using the Shrike name for his tube frame 3-wheeler created in 1984. I'm asking all car people to keep an eye out for a surviving original 1966 Shrike GT - Thanks! Dave Haskin (Bushwhack Dave)


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1966 the original Shrike GT kit car
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:18 pm
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1966 the original Shrike GT kit car
BushwhackDave
I'm searching for any surviving example of my father's design the Shrike GT. Only 4 were made when the company Phoenix Automotive failed and partners went separate ways. There are rumours they were destroyed out of anger, jealousy and ignorance (Can anyone imagine destroying a unique car design with only 4 made nowadays?)but I still hold out hope to find one - my father Don Haskin's legacy. Was the Shrike GT destroyed because it was too good looking? Most kit cars were an ugly copy of a Ford GT or Ferrari Dino with BAD proportions and an ugly windshield. Was it failed business partners that were mad or other kit car makers trying to bury it? While we ponder the question I'm still asking all car lovers to keep an eye out for a survivor and PLEASE contact me -Thanks! Dave Haskin (Bushwhack Dave)


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The Original 1967 Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:31 pm
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The Original 1967 Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
Flared Fenders going into a rear spoiler. Rear scoops resembling the Double-bubble Abarth sports car. Front scoops with sports car "mouth' - The Thunderbug by Don Haskin -one of the original aftermarket parts creators. Don and his partner Max Becker sold their Intac Inc. fiberglass VW parts out of the original "Bug House" on Ventura Blvd in Studio City,Calif.


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The original 1967 Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:25 pm
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The original 1967 Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
Often copied -the original 1967 Thunderbug show car was at the forefront of the mid sixties VW craze. How many full front and Baja Bug fiberglass hoods have you seen the front scoops on? They were originally created to hold a race style flip-up gas cap with connecting hose underneath eliminating the need to open the trunk to put in gas on early Bugs.


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Don Haskin's original 1967 Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:21 pm
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Don Haskin's original 1967 Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
Designer Don Haskin with his 1967 show car the "Thunderbug" with his custom fiberglass fenders, hood scoops and spoiler. Copycats include Bill Mitchell's 1970 VW Gasser using the original's name and front hood scoops, Clay Diekmann and Tony Vierra of Bugformance called their 1968 Manx-clone dune buggy "Thunder Bug" and Mattel/Monogram's "Thunder Bug" model by Tom Daniel with the signature look of the original: rear hood scoops/flared fenders going into a spoiler/single stinger exhaust and square "Nerf Bars". Don Haskin Later designed the Bushwhacker Dune Buggy and after being copied by Marion Ruggles to create his "clone" the Ocelot - He stopped selling bodies and built over 700 driving Bushwhackers for rentals in Hawaii and other resort areas becoming the 7th largest carmaker in the US in 1968.


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Hot Rod Magazine Nov 1967
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:15 pm
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Hot Rod Magazine Nov 1967
BushwhackDave
Hot Rod magazine article about the Original Thunderbug with Intac Inc.'s fiberglass Flared Fenders and Front and Rear Hood Scoops designed by Don Haskin who also designed the Bushwhacker dune buggy and the original Shrike GT kitcar. The article showed how the average guy could bolt on all the parts and transform the Beetle...cost of full kit? ..$271.00


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The original Thunderbug Rod and Custom cover car
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:11 pm
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The original Thunderbug Rod and Custom cover car
BushwhackDave
May 1968 issue of Rod and Custom Magazine with the original 1967 Thunderbug show car on the cover.


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The Bug Small Car / Big Market
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:09 pm
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The Bug Small Car / Big Market
BushwhackDave
The specialty magazine put out by Hot Rod about the mid sixties VW craze. on the cover: my dad's original 1967 Thunderbug show car and the Empi "Inch Pincher" The Thunderbug had silver/sky blue pearlescent paint that changed to gold when light hit it - by Bill Carter. The Porsche motor, Cragar mags and all chrome was gold plated. The interior was all dark brown fur with 4 golden tan suede high top bucket seats. The rag top opening of the 64' Bug used was filled with gold tinted plexiglass.


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:07 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
Hot Rod magazine Nov.1967 article about Intac Inc.'s Thunderbug and how to do it yourself with the bolt-on parts. At the forefront of the VW craze - So who really started the VW Cal-look custom craze?


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:03 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
One of the cover cars of the Hot Rod Industry News specialty magazine detailing the rise of VW's popularity in the mid sixties. Also on the cover Empi 's "Inch Pincher" drag car. The Thunder bug had Sky Blue Silver Pearlescent paint that changed to Gold when light hit it by Bill Carter. The Porsche Motor, Cragar Mags and all chrome was Gold plated and the interior was fur with 4 Suede high back Bucket seats. Built from a 64' Bug the ragtop opening was filled with gold tinted Plexiglass


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:00 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
The original 1967 Thunderbug show car by Don Haskin to show off his company Intac Inc.'s flared fenders and hood scoops sold at the original "Bug House" in Studio City,CA. Copycats include Bill Mitchell's 1970 VW Gasser which took the Thunderbug name and the front hood scoops of the original as his signature look, Mattel/Monogram Model's "Thunder Bug"by Tom Daniel had the original's rear hood scoops/flared fenders going into a spoiler rear/single stinger exhaust and square 'Nerf Bars", Clay Diekmann and Tony Vierra of Bugformance 1968 dune buggy called Thunder Bug and AutoHaus using the original's front hood scoop design in their logo. The front hood Scoops were originally designed with a racing flip-top cap to eliminate the need to open the early bugs hood to put in gas.


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
The original Thunderbug show car with rear scoops styled like the double-bubble Abarth, flared fenders going into a spoiler covering the twin exhaust holes. Copycats include Mattel/Monogram Models "Thunder Bug" by Tom Daniel with rear hood scoops/flared fenders into a spoiler and even copied the original's single stinger exhaust and square "Nerf Bars".


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:47 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
Don Haskin and his 1967 Thunderbug show car. Copied many times over -his front hood scoops copied onto countless full front and Baja Bug hoods.


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1967 the original Thunderbug
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:44 am
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1967 the original Thunderbug
BushwhackDave
The Original "Thunderbug" show car on the cover of Rod and Custom magazine May 1968. At the forefront of the mid sixties VW craze.


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Conan O'brian's custom Bushwhacker
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 pm
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Conan O'brian's custom Bushwhacker
BushwhackDave
at Comic Con San Diego


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Conan's Custom Bushwhacker
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:16 pm
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Conan's Custom Bushwhacker
BushwhackDave
Cruisin Comic Con


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Conan O'brian's Bushwhacker
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:15 pm
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Conan O'brian's Bushwhacker
BushwhackDave
Custom made by West Coast Customs for Conan O'brian -seen at Comic Con - San Diego


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Stolen Red Bushwhacker
Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:57 am
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Stolen Red Bushwhacker
BushwhackDave
Still out there and summer is here. Seen sneaking around So Cal on warm summer days this RED Bushwhacker has a big reward on it. Family Heirloom-do the right thing-call police if you see it! Original Cal Lic. plate # 175 KFW or call me 818-618-7626 or email [email protected] THANKS for your help ALL CARLOVERS!


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Stolen Bushwhacker Dune Buggy
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:26 am
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Stolen Bushwhacker Dune Buggy
BushwhackDave
Chasing this family heirloom one of a kind RED Bushwhacker with Gold side-pods Red moonroof and interior/top since 2000...seen around So Cal recent years -Help Out Guys ...SUMMER IS HERE -See it? -call police with location of 175 KFW (lic. plate #) BIG Reward! or Call-818-618-7626 [email protected]


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SEEN 8/2014 Westwood/UCLA area!
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:28 am
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SEEN 8/2014 Westwood/UCLA area!
BushwhackDave
ALL CAR GUYS! HELP OUT! My STOLEN RED Bushwhacker was SEEN driving up Westwood Blvd. towards UCLA area the first week of August! Chasing it 14 years guys-a family heirloom-HELP OUT! -$1000 REWARD- Photo plates and Call or Text 818-618-7626 ....or call POLICE with Lic. Plates #'s and location of STOLEN BUGGY 175KFW (original plates)...BUST HIM GUYS-THANKS!!
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ALL EYES ALERT!!! My RED -STOLEN- Bushwhacker was seen driving up Westwood Blvd. towards UCLA the first week of August!! -$1000 REWARD!! - Photo new Lic. plates with your phone and Call or Text= 818-618-7626 or call POLICE with location and Lic. Plates of 175KFW (original plates) ...Family Heirloom guys -HELP OUT!!
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Stolen rare Red Bushwhacker with gold side-pods-LAST SEEN BLACK w/gold side stripes-the ONLY Bushwhacker with set-in rear oval and 4 taillights in rear-BIG REWARD- 818-618-7626- [email protected]


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ALL EYES ALERT!! Recent Sighting!
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:21 am
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ALL EYES ALERT!! Recent Sighting!
BushwhackDave
ALL CAR GUYS! HELP OUT! My STOLEN RED Bushwhacker was SEEN driving up Westwood Blvd. towards UCLA area the first week of August! Chasing it 14 years guys-a family heirloom-HELP OUT! -$1000 REWARD- Photo plates and Call or Text 818-618-7626 ....or call POLICE with Lic. Plates #'s and location of STOLEN BUGGY 175KFW (original plates)...BUST HIM GUYS-THANKS!!
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ALL EYES ALERT!!! My RED -STOLEN- Bushwhacker was seen driving up Westwood Blvd. towards UCLA the first week of August!! -$1000 REWARD!! - Photo new Lic. plates with your phone and Call or Text= 818-618-7626 or call POLICE with location and Lic. Plates of 175KFW (original plates) ...Family Heirloom guys -HELP OUT!!
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Stolen rare Red Bushwhacker with gold side-pods-LAST SEEN BLACK w/gold side stripes-the ONLY Bushwhacker with set-in rear oval and 4 taillights in rear-BIG REWARD- 818-618-7626- [email protected]


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Stolen RED Bushwhacker last seen BLACK
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:47 am
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Stolen RED Bushwhacker last seen BLACK
BushwhackDave
Stolen RED Bushwhacker with GOLD side pods last seen painted BLACK in So.Cal area-BIG REWARD- 818-618-7626 e-mail [email protected]


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Stolen Red Bushwhacker last seen BLACK
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:45 am
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Stolen Red Bushwhacker last seen BLACK
BushwhackDave
Rare stolen RED Bushwhacker last seen BLACK-the only Bush with set-in rear oval and 4 taillights -BIG REWARD-818-618-7626


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Cambodian Mercedes-Vagon
Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 2:03 pm
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Cambodian Mercedes-Vagon
BushwhackDave
seen recently in Cambodia-cool BugRod in a sea of toyota's-check the custom top w/ small rear window ...all custom work is metal DONE by Hand!


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Mercedes-Vagon
Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 2:00 pm
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Mercedes-Vagon
BushwhackDave
flush turn-sigs/running lights in bodywork


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Mercedes-Vagon
Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:58 pm
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Mercedes-Vagon
BushwhackDave
check out the thru the bodywork duals


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Cambodian Mercedes-Vagon
Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:56 pm
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Cambodian Mercedes-Vagon
BushwhackDave
saw this on a recent trip to Cambodia-custom Mercedes-Vagon-check the side scoops


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Stolen Bushwhacker
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:32 am
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Stolen Bushwhacker
BushwhackDave
This is how this stolen Bushwhacker was last seen-top on and painted BLACK primer-Latino male driving in San Fernando valley-red moonroof-four taillights.Call 818-618-7626 REWARD -or call police with location of 175 KFW(lic.#)


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